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In Philadelphia, a lager-beer brewery suffers heavy fire damage

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02/05/1862
In Philadelphia, the large brewery of Joseph Lips behind 17th and Buttonwood Streets was struck by fire and suffered extensive damage costing around $70,000.  No injuries were reported.  The concern produced lager for the city.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I:  793.

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